Community Justice 2014
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The Center for Court Innovation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance and the California Administrative Office of the Courts hosted Community Justice 2014 in San Francisco, CA from Tuesday, April 22 through Thursday, April 24, 2014.
SUMMIT LOCATION: The summit took place at the California Administrative Office of the Courts Milton Marks Conference Center, located at 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102.
CLE: Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for California are available for full summit participation. For those interested in receiving CLE credits for states other than California, we will be able to provide certificates of participation for summit sessions, but it is your responsibility to comply with CLE approval requirements of your state.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Community justice has come a long way in recent years, inspiring innovative programming among law enforcement agencies, prosecutor and defender offices, corrections departments, and court systems. Since community policing took root in the 1980s and the first community court opened in Midtown Manhattan in 1993, the concepts that animate community justice—such as community engagement, multi-agency collaboration, and problem-solving—have helped shape new initiatives across the United States and the world.
The summit provided an opportunity for practitioners from both inside and outside the justice system, including judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officials, court administrators, police, clinical staff, and non-profit organizations to learn about a range of topics, including best practices in procedural justice, risk/needs assessment, alternative sanctions, and community restitution. "How to" sessions on planning court-based community justice initiatives, engaging community stakeholders, understanding addiction, reducing incarceration, and integrating evidence-based practices were offered along with opportunities to network and discuss the future of the community justice movement.
Featured speakers included: Hon. Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender; Greg Berman, Director, Center for Court Innovation; Michael Botticelli, Acting Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; Hon. Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney; Hon. George Gascón, San Francisco District Attorney; Judge Steven Jahr, Administrative Director of the Courts for California; Dr. Edward Latessa, Interim Dean and Professor, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services at the University of Cincinnati; Professor Tracey Meares, Yale Law School; Judge Cynthia Ming-mei Lee, Presiding Judge, San Francisco Superior Court; Hon. Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, State of California; and Denise O’Donnell, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice.
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Community Justice 2012
Click here for highlights from Community Justice 2012, held in Washington, D.C.